A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Our technicians tell us the Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mercury
The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.
The hybrid models have a coolant pump that cools control electronics. The pump can fail or spin slowly, which causes a Check Engine Light to illuminate and complete engine shut down.
Mercury Recalls (Recent)
Mercury Recall 96V070000
Mercury Recall 01X001000
Mercury Recall 07V336000
Mercury Recall 08V051000
Mercury Recall 96V071000
Mercury Questions and Answers
MERCOURY COUGAR 1986 IS NOT IN YOUR LIST
where is the thermostat located on this engine
any time the accellorator is not engaged the car dies, like at corners or stop sign. Also on the dash "SSS" is showing. Is it a fuel issue or engine?
window broke out
Mercury Owners' Reviews
My wife and I own two Mercury Montego's from 2006. One has 107,000 miles the other 72,000 miles. The only problems we had was seat heat sensor and air conditioner compressor.
These cars both Premier awd have been the best cars we ever had. I wish they would make them again.
I bought this car for my wife in 2006 and she has driven it daily since. She has been very happy with the car and it seems to be holding up well. She has 126,000 on the odometer and just put a new set of michelins on the car...the second set. Not perfect ratings due to the spoiler paint fading unlike the rest of the body and sporadic windows not working in the AM, although the dealer fixed that problem when I paid the 900 for a major tuneup,. brakes, and a couple of small repairs. Yes, we are both very happy with the car and an sorry to see the three others are having problems with their Sables.
I bought my 1999 Mercury Mountaineer with 52000 miles in 2003. I currently have 245,700 miles on the vehicle. It has the original water pump and alternator. I've replaced the brakes on it, the A/C Compressor clutch and oh yeah the A/C has never had to be recharged! Almost unheard of these days! I've pulled a 28 foot travel trailer with this vehicle coming from Georgia up through the mountains and difficult countryside in New Hampshire. The vehicle runs and drives as good as ever. I recently put new lower ball joints on it as one of them was a little loose. Not bad for a quarter of a million miles.This vehicle is without a doubt the best vehicle I've ever owned and I've owned over 20 different cars and trucks! LOVE MY MERCURY!
One of the best cars I have ever owned. 180000 miles and other than brake pad being replaced never had to touch a thing.
Luxury ride and great interior. I cannot say enough about this cars quality.
My 1999GM-LS runs well now 140,000 miles since new. Had AC control unit, fuel pump, Idle air control valve, rotors, cracked intake manifold replaced. Recently a slight vibration developed at idle when engine is hot. Most noticeable at steering wheel. Dealer can't find fault - deemed normal? Cracked intake manifold - is bound to happen when plastic bonded to aluminum. Grade school physics tells us that metal and plastic expands and contracts differently when temperature changes. can't believe any Ford engineer could overlook this?? when the GM was designed. Perhaps the plastic manifold are designed to fail!